Flying San Francisco to Hobart

"If you can find the award space, go for the Qantas flight. It's a newer plane, arguably better airline, seats are better, etc. If you have extra points, could be worth putting in an upgrade request or outright redeeming for business class (though hard to find) for greater comfort!"

1 day, 7 hours ago

Most efficient way to use Velocity points getting to Europe

"65k is not a whole lot. Best case is to get you Business class ticket to Hong Kong and from there book a flight to London. In this case, I would quickly acquire more points through credit card sign-ups if you were planning to use your points to fund the trip.It is bad value to transfer to Singapo..."

3 days, 13 hours ago

No QF95 on Feb 17?

"It seems that QF95 isn't running at all that day. If you wanted that specific time, I would suggest flying QF10 to MEL and then onwards to SFO with QF49."

3 days, 13 hours ago

Re - Tianjin Airlines **update**

"Thanks for clearing up the mystery around the airline!"

3 days, 17 hours ago

Difference between Hilton in Australia and USA

"In America, Hilton is not considered a 'premium' brand but more like a mid-range brand similar in quality to a local Mercure or Novotel. Since there are other more expensive options like the Conrad and Waldorf in most cities.This is different in AUS, where often the most premium you get is a Hilt..."

3 days, 17 hours ago

No Air-Conditioning in New Zealand during April

"Originally Posted by tommygun I know Queenstown well. It's unlikely you'll need AC in April, unless perhaps if you're in a room where the windows don't open and/or the bedcovers are too hot because they are designed for winter warmth. Nights can get cold in April though, so heating of some kind ..."

3 days, 17 hours ago

Questions re Hong Kong Airlines

"1. According to the website, as a Velocity Gold member you are eligible for Priority Check-In and boarding.2. If you checked them at the Priority desk, it is very likely the agent will apply the Priority tag to all the bags. If not, no harm in asking.3. Unfortunately, KIX doesn't officially have ..."

4 days, 3 hours ago

No Air-Conditioning in New Zealand during April

"Hi all,I'm considering booking a hotel with no air-conditioning. Do you think its necessary in Queenstown during April? I have looked at the past weather and it seems to go from around 5 to 20 degrees or so. Also, would heating be necessary as well? Thanks your your help."

4 days, 4 hours ago

Qantas domestic business class experience

"I would definitely say that the Luke Mangan menu on Virgin is much better than Qantas and seems the portions are bigger too!Lounge is quite a bit better with Qantas though despite the lack of arrivals access.I thought service on both were quite similar but maybe Qantas has a bit more bad apples t..."

4 days, 6 hours ago

Qantas Menu Select and special meals in business class

"I always thought requesting a vegetarian meal is separate from Menu Select. I've always called in and requested a Vegetarian meal in advance and I didn't use Menu Select since it only selects from the menu you would've on board."

4 days, 14 hours ago

Velocity Login Problems

"No problems for me."

4 days, 15 hours ago

Qantas Hotels Booking Cancelled

"You could try and ask for reimbursement for some of the travel arrangements you have made and most flights and bookings allow you to cancel free of charge within 24 hours of purchase.However, there was no wrongdoing by Qantas Hotels. They failed to book the hotel and promised to refund you at a t..."

1 week, 1 day ago

Change of Username

"I think you'll have to make a new account."

1 week, 1 day ago

SYD - DXB 777 Business class

"They aren't retrofitting their existing 777s with new seats, only fitting them to newly delivered 777s. Right now the new 777s are only flying to Europe so very slim chance unless there is a last minute aircraft change."

1 week, 3 days ago

Best resorts/hotels in Queenstown

"Just looked at the prices for accommodation in Queenstown and they weren't kidding. Hoping to get 1 night stay 15th to 16th Apr but 4 star accommodation goes for over $300 a night (Sofitel, Novotel, Hilton, etc). I was aiming for a budget of around $250 AUD per night and so far have found Holiday..."

1 week, 4 days ago
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